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A Longquan celadon bowl. Southern Song Dynasty

Carefully molded in raised relief with lotus petals around the exterior walls to its wide curving well, the narrow foot surrounding a recessed base, the soft gray-green layer of glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad and displaying a wide web of pale, russet-stained craze lines.. 6 3/4in (17cm) diameter. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

Provenance: formerly Georges de Batz Collection;
Christie's, 30 November 1993 sale, lot 337

Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1953, no. 136

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com